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The Notorious Pornographer Who Scandalized Japan

Netflixs latest the first-person POV shot. He rose to prominence at a time in Japan when censorship laws were strict and real sex was unheard of Japanese interpretation of Breaking Bad. (At one point, a character says, Soon, porn will make more money than meth.) Much of the action revolves around Muranishi and Toshi building up their entourage, sparring with competing porn distributor Ikezawa (Ryo Ishibashi), conspiring with a mob boss, and dodging the cops. It is also beautifully shot throughouta fantasia of neon signs, shadowy karaoke bars, and colorful…

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Four Weddings and a Funeral review is it a remake? I hadn’t noticed

A 10-part series loosely based on the 1994 romcom plays more like an easily digestible greatest hits collection of Working Titles back catalogue In these reboot/remake/remix-heavy times, theres something bizarre and inevitable about Mindy Kaling reworking Four Weddings and a Funeral as a 10-part series for Hulu. Its as MadLibs as anything else weve seen commissioned of late, whether it be a 007-lite action show. It never ends, and its with a certain sense of exhaustion that one approaches another one of these Frankenshows, conjured into being via what sounds…

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John Oliver on impeachment: ‘The case for inaction is starting to get weak’

The Last Week Tonight host made a case for impeaching Trump in the name of equality and fairness under the law On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed the growing calls for impeachment and what it might actually mean for Donald Trump and Democrats. Ever since this president was elected, some people have been dying to see him impeached, sometimes literally, Oliver opened, showing an Inside Edition clip where two old men passed away only after their families told them impeachment had begun. But the question of impeachment hasnt just…

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Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon

Late-night hosts poked fun at the possibility of the presidents case being seen by Merrick Garland and Ben Carsons Oreo error Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by the former supreme court nominee Merrick Garland. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a direct jab at the presidents losing battle with Congress, with the host telling his audience: If you pay attention, you know that Donald Trump and Congress are fighting. I would…

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Stop the nitpicking! This season of Game of Thrones is miraculous

Seeing the fury around The Bells baffles me. Are we watching the same show? Warning: this article contains spoilers. As Kings Landing burned, and characters whose lives weve been following since season one either fled the carnage or became permanent fixtures in it, the only hotter takes than the one Daenerys unleashed on her would-be subjects were those exploding across the internet. Some calmly listed inconsistencies. Others wailed about how this episode or the season thus far had retroactively ruined the show forever, because they didnt quite agree with certain…

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Fifteen minutes of prestige: how Hollywood went long on short content

Short-form content has graduated from YouTube to attracting big stars, big studios and big Hollywood backing. Is watching in snippets the future of TV? State of the Union opens in a bar, where Tom (Chris ODowd) and Louise (Rosamund Pike) hash out an agenda for their marital therapy session over drinks and witty diversions. The two banter and alternately confront and avoid the flailing state of their marriage, before the scene cuts at the therapists door. And by scene, I mean episode. Each instalment of State of the Union, developed…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Lesley Manville: I want to go dancing and drink too much and Im over 60

The Bafta nominee has been discovered by Hollywood after 47 years as an actor. She talks about ageism, losing her anonymity and spa trips with her Mum co-stars Simon Amstell spotted her and came up for a chat. He wanted to know what she was doing there. Manville affects bewilderment. I said: Well, why? Im going to get the bus. He said: I dont imagine you getting the bus. He could see her on a bus, but not actually waiting for it, perhaps because she seems both grounded and grand.…

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Trevor Noah pans ‘professional tickle monster’ Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign

Late-night hosts discussed the former vice-presidents presidential bid and Trumps angry response to it Late-night hosts discussed Joe Bidens presidential campaign and the coup attempt in Venezuela. Trevor Noah The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) Biden could take a page out of Trumps book: instead of letting a verbal miscue trip him up, just create a new reality and plow right through! May 1, 2019 Trevor Noah focused entirely on former vice-president and professional tickle monster Joe Biden and his entry into the presidential race, particularly his Pittsburgh rally, on The Daily…

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There are no black people on GoT: why is fantasy TV so white?

The genre has a problem with diversity, and George RR Martins series is no exception, but some feel its omissions reflect reality This month, the biggest TV show in the world returns for one final dragon-slaying, wall-toppling, throne-nabbing season. In the time since it last aired, memes have been shared, elaborate theories have been devised and revised, bets have been laid (Lyanna Mormont FTW) and cos-play outfits have been lovingly stitched. Yet there is one aspect that is yet to receive adequate attention: George RR Martins skewed spin on medieval…

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The Broad City Finale Was Just About Perfect

NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy This week: Crying through the Broad City finale. Freaking out over an Us fan theory. The Elton John biopics gay panic. Avengers: Endgame trying my last nerve. But Chris Evans remains perfect. Adele and J.Laws big night out. The Broad City Finale Was Just About Perfect On Thursday night, Abbi and Ilana had one last adventure.…

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12 Shows to Watch After Queer Eye

the Fab Fives BFF brand, each episode the emotional equivalent of sipping a hot toddy under a little forced? Sure, but The Bingea private Facebook group launched last year that is devoted to superfans of streaming content. This is a community where members are excited to post their most loved streamsand eager to find new ones. Thanks to them, Ive found many amazing shows and movies like Sex Education and Juanita. I asked the Binge family to share their favorite feel-good binges, a la Queer Eye, why they love them,…

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Now is the perfect time to catch up with FXX’s bright, bitter ‘You’re the Worst’

Gretchen (Aya Cash) is poised to be a beautiful, blushing bride in Season 5 of 'You're The Worst.'Image: byron cohen/fxx It may be entering its final season, but there’s never been a better time to catch up on You’re The Worst.  FXX’s caustic comedy about has always stood separate from its exhausted genre. If TV shows about friends muddling through early adulthood gathered at a party, You’re The Worst would be the clique in the corner, throwing back tequila shots and talking shit before starting some real drama. SEE ALSO:…

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